Teen Charged in Montco Murders of Mother and Her Boyfriend

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A teenager was charged Wednesday in the shooting deaths of his mother and her boyfriend at an Ambler home July 31, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said.

Joshua Trunk, 19, will face two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Janice Trunk, 54, and Kevin Milton Smith, 44, at the Forest Garden Apartments complex on Forest Avenue.

Police found the couple dead in bed with numerous gunshot wounds to the head and torso, the DA's office said in a statement.

"When the officers entered the apartment, there were no signs of forced entry, no evidence of the ransacking common to burglaries and no indication of a struggle," DA Kevin Steele said. "The evidence pointed to the defendant and a family violence situation."

Joshua Trunk has been in custody since July 31. He faces drug possession charges in a separate case.

He recently received in-patient treatment for drugs at Eagleville Hospital, witnesses interviewed by Ambler police said.

One witness also told police that the suspect's mother "thought [Joshua] Trunk was going to 'do something.'"

Joshua Trunk is being held without bail and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 15.

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